Dustin Diamond Net Worth
Dustin Diamond Net Worth: Dustin Diamond is an American actor, musician, director, and stand-up comedian who has a net worth of $300 thousand dollars. Dustin Diamond is most widely recognized for his role as Screech on the beloved 1990s television show "Saved by the Bell" and its spin-off series. Since the various "Saved by the Bell" programs ended, he has been working primarily as a stand-up comedian and reality show star.
Early Life: Dustin Neil Diamond was born on January 7, 1977, in San Jose, California. His family is technologically inclined–his dad taught for a computer-processing firm and his mom was a computer operator for the phone company Pacific Bell. He began acting as a child and was 11-years-old when he was cast in the first season of "Saved By the Bell" in the fall of 1988.
Career: Diamond is, of course, best known for his role as Screech on "Saved by the Bell," "Saved by the Bell: The College Years," and "Saved by the Bell: The New Class." All in the series ran from its premiere (then called "Good Morning, Miss Bliss") in 1988 through 2004. Diamond played Bayside High's Principal Belding's assistant in the last iteration of the show. He was with the show since it's inception through its very end.
After "Saved By the Bell" was over, Diamond found work as a stand-up comedian and on a number of reality shows including: "The Weakest Link," "Celebrity Boxing 2," "Celebrity Fit Club," "Hulk Hogan's Celebrity Championship Wrestling," and "Celebrity Big Brother." While on "Celebrity Fit Club," he got into a fight with castmates Kimberley Locke from "American Idol," country singer Cledus T. Judd, rapper Da Brat, the show's host Ant, and the show's personal trainer former USMC sergeant Harvey Walden IV.
Diamond has also appeared in a number of films including 2001's "Made," 2003's "Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star," 2009's "American Pie Presents: The Book of Love," 2010's "Tetherball: The Movie," and 2014's "Hamlet A.D.D."
Diamond published the inside story of "Saved By the Bell's" cast and crew called "Behind the Bell," in 2009. The book paints an unflattering picture of Diamond's castmates and their alleged sordid behavior backstage. Mark-Paul Gosselaar spoke out against the book, saying that his experience on "Saved By the Bell" was positive and he never witnessed any of the so-called incidences Diamond detailed in his book. In the book, Diamond also claims to have had sex with 2,000 women, among them the VP of NBC's children's programming Linda Mancuso, who is 18 years older than Dustin. During a December 2013 interview on an episode of "Where Are They Now," Dustin claimed that the author of the book lied and were made up or exaggerated by the ghostwriter. Mancuso has never addressed the rumors.
Diamond started the alternative metal band Salty The Pocketknife for which he played bass and wrote most of the music. They broke up due to infighting shortly after recording their first album.
Personal Life: Diamond married longtime girlfriend Jennifer Misner in 2009. They have since separated.
He got engaged to professional clown Amanda Schutz sometime before their 2014 arrests. As a clown, she goes by Loli Pop the Clown and provides entertainment for children's parties. In her role as the clown, Schutz appeared in an episode of "The Real Housewives of New York City."
He appeared as a host at the 12th annual Gathering of the Juggalos, the fan festival for the band the Insane Clown Posse.
Diamond is Jewish.
Legal Troubles: In December of 2014, Diamond was arrested after a barroom brawl incident in Port Washington, Wisconsin after he allegedly stabbed another patron with a switchblade in an altercation involving his fiancee. Both Diamond and his fiancee are facing disorderly conduct.
Over the years, the State of Wisconsin filed Tax Warrants against Diamond totaling $82,156, and in 2014 he was found to owe $40,000 to the Electrical Construction Industry Board of Wisconsin.
Sex Tape: "Screeched – Saved By the Smell," a sex tape allegedly starring Diamond was released. However, in an interview for "Where Are They Now" on OWN, he claimed a stunt double was in the movie and his face was added in post-production.
Real Estate: He had a number of failed real estate ventures following his time with the "Saved by the Bell" franchise. In 2001, Diamond filed for bankruptcy in California. On June 13, 2006, Diamond appeared on "The Howard Stern Show" and asked listeners to visit his website and purchase a t-shirt that read "I paid $15.00 to save Screeech's house" in order to raise $250,000 and avoid foreclosure on his house. It turned out it was just a publicity scheme.
Diamond's house is in the Spinnaker West subdivision in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His house, built in 2003, is a two-story Cape Cod style home with 2,700 square feet, four bedrooms, and three bathrooms. It's on a .55 acre lot. The home's value is around $312,000. As of July 2020, Diamond's home is in foreclosure. The home is being sold "as is" and is described as a rehab project. In the winter of 2019, a pipe burst and caused extensive damage to the main floor and basement. The home is being sold for $280,000. Diamond bought the home for $272,000. The home has been vacant for more than a year. The listing's photos showed a cluttered home filled with a lot of random stuff including Halloween statues, furniture, and other oddities just thrown all over the space. It basically looks like a Halloween pop up store. Those photos have been removed, agents are arranging to have Diamond's belongings removed.
The Milwaukee Sentinel proclaims the house: "AS IS! GREAT REHAB PROJECT!! WON'T LAST!!! CELEBRITY OWNED, HAD A PIPE BREAK LAST WINTER CAUSING DAMAGE TO MAIN FLOOR AND BASEMENT! PROPERTY HAS BEEN VACANT FOR OVER A YEAR GREAT FOR INVESTOR OR HANDYMAN OWNERS! BEAUTIFUL PROPERTY"
Quick, you too can live in the home of a failed sitcom star for less than $300,000!
Diamond lives in Florida.
|Net Worth:||$300 Thousand|
|Date of Birth:||Jan 7, 1977 (43 years old)|
|Height:||6 ft (1.83 m)|
|Profession:||Comedian, Actor, Musician, Film director|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
Dustin Diamond Earnings
- Celebrity Fit Club$120/episode